Altaic

adjective
Al·​ta·​ic | \ al-ˈtā-ik How to pronounce Altaic (audio) \

Definition of Altaic

1 : of or relating to the Altai Mountains
2 : of, relating to, or constituting the Turkic, Tungusic, and Mongolian language families collectively

First Known Use of Altaic

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Altaic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Altaic. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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